Rick Ross affiliates Triple Cs have taken aim at legend KRS-One and the New Boyz in response to what they deem are hypocritical critiques of their style of Hip-Hop.
In a recent interview for rollingout.com, the 3 man group resurrected the 3 year old debate Nas coined with his 2006 Hip-Hop Is Dead LP, and launched criticism at KRS-One in spite of the Bronx veteran dropping an album in early 2007 entitled Hip-Hop Lives.
For them, Hip-Hops health is based on the fact there is still money being made, and not the stance of some fans and critics that the genre has seen a downward spiral due to the lack of creativity from certain artists.
You notice its the people that always say Hip-Hop is dead, they aint got no money, argued Torch. And to top it all off, its like Hip-Hop is dead but when they had their run, the same people that say these things, they be in pictures with AKs, they forgot all that now. You need to do your track record, do your homework and the record that people are pointing their fingers, you gotta realize, every time you point your finger, the other four are pointing right back at you. You gotta understand whats going on. So at the end of the day, I aint with the finger pointing and the other four pointing back at you, but at the end of the day, music is music. You stay in your genre of music whether its backpack, dancing, and let us stay in ours. We make real music.
To accentuate Torchs point, rapper Gunplay dismissively shouted out Boogie Down Productions landmark debut Criminal Minded while a picture of BDPs politically charged and Malcolm X-inspired cover for By All Means Necessary flashed on screen.
Triple Cs then turned their attention to teen group the New Boyz, implying the duo were gay due to their choice of clothing.
We dont knock nobodys hustle because we dont want anyone to knock ours, because we might knock your head off, stated Breed. If your jeans tighter than my bitchs, hey, were not knocking your alternative lifestyle. Its on you if you want to wear sparkling beat chains. But dont [criticize] when we talk about our sticks, bricks, when were doing our thing because were going to feed the streets regardless. We talk about what we know.
Triple Cs debut album Custom Cars & Cycles was released on October 27.